Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

July 4, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Dollhouse

Mirrorland

Amanda Glassman

the walls not pepto-bismol, not ballet slipper. not

fresh bubblegum with the dust still on. not

watermelon, cherry, triple berry,

lip gloss that tastes like these days, wishing

you were two years and a cup size old...

June 27, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Basement Wet Bar

Grandmothers at Artmore Hotel Bar, Atlanta

Beth Gordon

At the end of the bar, a younger woman speaks

into her phone, a laptop open and buzzing with business, her strawberry

daquiri tells us everything we need to know but if it didn’...

June 20, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Swimming Pool

<vacation home>

Sara Matson

homage to my royal

accomplice of restraint +

shabbiness her

impeccable plumbago blue

eyes purred

below a meadow of soft

gold waters

gingerbread botanical china

neatly stacked like a

nightmare of provincial rooms

+ l...

June 13, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Cradle

Viscera on my Catholic Schoolgirl Uniform

Trina Young

On Sundays,  I take myself out to the street. I plead, but with my teeth

to the curb the words just bleed into the concrete. I leave 

a scene for the churchgoers, so when they exit mass th...

June 6, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:    The kitchen

The Buffet

 Sophie Heinecke

I usually won’t eat spicy on nights I’m drinking.                  

Pearl slows the car down.

Drinking is an essential part of tonight. She kisses me

Drinking...

May 30, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Dollhouse

Vintage Barbie Chest of Drawers Not sure about age think it’s about 20 years old

Matthew Haigh

What I love about videogames with poor graphics is the bitty-ness of them.

I like reality rendered through a diorama, a plywood façade, the dry...

May 23, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Kitchen

Fasting

Christina Strigas

When you had my wrists pinned

Like the ancient kings,

I never called you a farce

When you made my heart pound...

At a phone call,

I heard how Earth shouts doubt!

It is not a lie!

You can see through captured darkness

When...

May 16, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:   Library

For the unfolding

K Weber

Just barely touch

and open as origami

as it loses geometry.

Knees yawn, reach

out to be kissed. This

daytime drenches skin

in a hundred slits of sun.

Hands warm the spine

of an unwritten book.

Bound for wherever’s ne...

May 9, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE

Room:  Window

Run away with me

Kendall A. Bell

In the daydream, your lips tasted

like fresh strawberries, and we rode

bicycles down city streets. Your long,

dark hair soaked in the spring's warm

sun. At midnight, we found each other

again, under teardrop shap...

May 2, 2019

PINK PLASTIC HOUSE 

ROOM:  Living Room 

The Blue Wallpaper

Andrea Quinlan

My wallpaper is powder blue and white floral,

my eyeshadow is blue too.

More than a century ago

a woman was possessed

looking for women in the pattern.

In the last century, a woman stood in front of...

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